PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe's spokesperson George Charamba has claimed that he inherited the acerbic Nathaniel Manheru column from its "founder", Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo.

"It's been many seasons since this column was launched, more accurately, ever since I adopted it from its tired founder, Professor Jonathan Moyo. While I know Nathaniel to be his middle name, I will not hazard a guess on why he surnamed in Manheru," Charamba wrote in his parting



A Harare man who allegedly tried to kidnap a Borrowdale Primary School pupil a few days ago, attempted to commit suicide by hanging himself with shoe laces while in police custody, the court has heard.


Lloyd Chamburuka (26) is also accused of stealing several pairs of shoes and two school satchels from other pupils at the school. Chamburuka last week appeared before Ms Tracy Muzondo charged with five counts of theft and one of kidnapping. He pleaded not guilty to all the counts.

THE opposition MDC-T party says it will contest next year’s elections with or without the implementation of electoral reforms.

The party had adopted a no election without reforms policy since its defeat by Zanu PF in 2013, with the Morgan Tsvangirai-led political outfit boycotting all parliamentary and local government by-elections since.


This has resulted in Zanu PF claiming all the house of assembly and council seats that fell vacant since the 2013 elections.

A Zimbabwean man was last Thursday morning attacked and killed by two unknown assailants while walking along the New Limpopo Bridge.

The man, identified as Dennis Masera, who was employed as a mechanic by a trucking company on the South African side of the border, was reportedly attacked at around 5am.
Sources close to investigations said the man was employed by Central Africa Road Services (CARS) and was on his way to work when tragedy struck.

"Indications are that he

Late liberation stalwart and veteran musician, Dickson "Cde Chinx" Chingaira, became a victim of Zanu PF's internecine succession struggles after the party denied him the coveted national hero status on account of having been sympathetic to expelled former vice president Joice Mujuru.
Cde Chinx who died in Harare on June 16 after succumbing to cancer, was buried at the Glen Forest cemetery on Friday after his family passed on the chance to inter him at the Harare



Contemporary musician Andy Muridzo has shaved off his dreadlocks after 'joining' the Johane Masowe eChishanu apostolic sect led by one, Madzibaba Takudzwa, The Standard Style has learnt.Muridzo’s decision to shave off his trademark dreadlocks to take on a “new look” caught his fans by surprise and created a buzz on social media.
Although Madzibaba Takudzwa said Muridzo has been a regular at his shrine over the past four years, he never forced him to

Government is bypassing the State Procurement Board (SPB) in its implementation of the hyped Command Agriculture initiative in violation of the law, which requires that all projects worth US$10 000 or above should go through formal tender to enable it to get the best money can buy.
None of the Command Agriculture projects have gone through the SPB as is required under the State Procurement Act, with bureaucrats in President Robert Mugabe’s administration questions whether the

Salacious details of how United Family International Church leader Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa allegedly plotted to cause the downfall of PHD head Prophet Walter Magaya have emerged, with information at hand indicating the former was "obsessed" with seeing the demise of the latter.
Businesswoman Mrs Blessing Mashangwa on February 7, 2017 wrote to Prophet Makandiwa outlining her reasons for leaving UFIC, one of which was the "obsession" with seeing Prophet Magaya fall.

A popular prophet in Zimbabwe, Madungwe has shocked the world with revelation of when the world will end.

The prophet also claimed to be God’s special adviser and that he meets with the Almighty on a regular basis to make decisions on how the world should be governed.
According to reports, the controversial prophet also told his congregation that he was the number four person in heaven hierarchy after Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

He claimed to be the most righteous

African Banking Corporation is  foreclosing former Premier Service Medical Aid Society (Psmas) chief executive officer Cuthbert Dube's four-bed roomed home, seized after failing to settle bad debt.
This comes amid a surge in foreclosures representing a new wave of distressed property seizures triggered by the ongoing financial squeeze, analysts say, with many banks no longer willing to grant struggling debtors forbearance. Dube's Borrowdale property is set to go under the



A 22-YEAR-OLD man from Gwanda, Honest Moyo, (PICTURED ABOVE)  has been arrested after being found with a human head and male private parts.

National police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident yesterday.
Honest Moyo had allegedly packed the head and sc_rotum that had two te_sticles in a bag in a kitchen hut at his rural homestead of Garanyemba when police caught up with him.

He denied having killed the man, saying he just

Under his presidency schoolgirls who become mothers will not be allowed to go back to school after giving birth, Tanzanian President John Magufuli has declared.

The president was speaking at a public rally in Chalinze town, about 100km west of the main city Dar es Salaam.
"After calculating some few mathematics she’d be asking the teacher in the classroom ‘let me go out and breastfeed my crying baby,’" reasoned President Magufuli.

As for the man

Police are still searching for abducted human rights activist Itai Dzamara, Home Affairs deputy minister Obedingwa Mguni has said.

Mguni told senators yesterday that the police still have no leads on Dzamara’s whereabouts.
"Yes the police are still searching; they are giving us updates every month. We formed a committee consisting the police and his family members," Mguni said

"To declare someone dead needs an agreement between the family and police. The

A man who masqueraded as CIO agent and intruded into the VVIP arena where top security officials were holding a briefing before President Robert Mugabe’s visit to Sakubva stadium was slapped with a two months jail term by a local magistrate.

Elmos Sigelagelani, 29, pleaded guilty before magistrate Lazarus Murendo facing criminal nuisance charges.
He was, however, given an alternative to pay $200 fine.

Prosecutors told the court that on June 15 at Sakubva stadium, some

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has moved to rein in his wife's ambition to succeed him after the nation's intelligence chief warned that her campaign may stoke political violence and faces opposition from within the military, three members of the ruling party's politburo said.
Mugabe asked his wife Grace, 51, to tone down her public criticism of veterans of Zimbabwe's independence war who've supported the president since he took power in 1980 and back her main rival, Deputy

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